Trooper: 100 mph hill-jumping led to triple-fatality Schuyler County, MO crash

Trooper: 100 mph hill-jumping led to triple-fatality Schuyler County, MO crash

On Tuesday, Schuyler County Prosecuting Attorney Lindsay Gravett released a probable cause statement for Bradley Turner.

Turner was charged on Monday with three counts of vehicular involuntary manslaughter from a Sunday crash that killed three people.

That statement goes into greater detail about how Sunday afternoon's crash on Schuyler County Route D occurred.

Troopers said Turner was driving himself and five other passengers in his pickup while under the influence of alcohol.

In addition, he was driving at speeds of over 100 mph and jumping hills, which caused him to lose control of the pickup.

As a result, the truck rolled and ejected all occupants, with the exception of Turner and one passenger.

Leticia Potter, 18, of Queen City, Jason Sanning, 16, of Kirksville and Alexis Shaw, 15, of Milan, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Angalet Pogue, 16, of Milan, was taken by Air Evac to the University of Iowa Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

As of Tuesday afternoon, she is in an induced coma.

Alyssa Sanning, 17, of Kirksville, received minor injuries in the crash.

Turner refused medical treatment at the scene.

According to court documents, Turner told troopers a ball joint on his pickup broke, causing the crash.

Many KHQA and KTVO viewers were questioning how Turner knew the teens.

According to Leticia Potter's obituary, she was the fiancee of Bradley Turner's brother.

The following is a statement from Cpl. B. A. Mason of the Missouri State Highway Patrol:

"At approximately 1606 hours [4:06], I made contact with Bradley Turner, and asked him about the crash. Turner admitted to being the driver of the vehicle and said a ball joint broke and they flipped. While speaking with Turner, I noticed a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his person, and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. Turner admitted to drinking three or four beers and agreed to perform a series of field sobriety tests. Turner's performance on the tests, my observations, his admissions, and Alyssa's statements, caused me to believe he was intoxicated. Alyssa later provided a statement at the hospital, stating they were hill jumping and going over 100 MPH. At the Sheriff's Department, Turner agreed to submit to a chemical test of his blood and breath. At 1811 hours [6:11] I administered a breath test which resulted in a reading of .102% blood alcohol by weight."
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